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Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 101:LN1 - Morrisville State College
Professor Kurt Reymers





The U.S. Census is a sociological project identifying the demographic characteristics (population, age, ethnicity, income, education, government, business, etc.) for people across the United States. Information can be analyzed in many different ways, including by local address.

Use this website from the U.S. Census to enter your town's zip code and from the resulting page, choose the buttons on the left to get a summary of the characteristics of your home area. Also the tables for your "geography" (zip code location) feature more detailed information. Create a summary report from the information you have found there. Use the sociological imagination to reflect on how the conditions of your hometown relates to your life. In your essay, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING TERMS IN BOLD and provide descriptions of how they fit your area and your life:

Discuss these terms in relation to what you learn from the census information you are studying. Use the additional tables that are linked under each descriptive area for more detail. Here is an example of what your report might vaguely resemble. The report should be around 500 words and have a heading with your name, date and the class/professor's name.